Advanced Wound Care

Dr. Kevin Lam* Dr. Wesley Drew Chapman * Dr. Sean Dunleavy  

Dr. Patrick Bartholomew * Dr. Lauren Pelucacci * Dr. Sahiba Singh  

Dr. Jake Powers * Dr. John Crist * Dr. Isin Mustafa * Dr. Kaitlyn Ward

Welcome to the Family Foot & Leg Center Opened in 2005 by Dr. Kevin Lam 
as the premier center for foot / ankle medical & surgical care.

Surprisingly, the most common cause of ulcers in people with diabetes is constant pressure and rubbing, usually from ill-fitting footwear. Diabetics are more prone to develop wounds that don’t heal easily due to:

  • Nerve damage or neuropathy – Those with nerve problems can develop a blister or a tiny wound and oftentimes not even notice that it is there.
  • Problems with circulation – This results to reduced oxygen supply to the feet and therefore have difficulty with wound healing.
  • Foot deformities such as toes becoming crooked or collapse of the arch.

To prevent foot ulcers, make sure that your shoes fit well. Prescription shoes or custom orthotics have the advantage of relieving areas of increased pressure, stabilizing foot deformities, and provide stability.

For socks, the best option is wearing white ones, typically cotton to easily detect any seepage or blood in from the feet.  If you have corns and calluses, see your podiatrist and resist the urge to file or treat it yourself. This can lead to injury and potential problems in the future.

If you have diabetes, it is recommended to use footwear both indoors and outdoors. Use stockings or socks to protect your feet. Change into clean socks on a daily basis. Cut your toenails regularly, resist the urge to manipulate your nails.

Wash your feet thoroughly, preferably mild antibacterial soap and dry thoroughly especially in spaces between the toes. Moisturizing the feet is very important, especially during the winter to keep the skin from cracking. Do not apply lotion between the toes.

Inspect your feet daily. It is best to have someone inspect it for you. If you must do it yourself, use a mirror to be sure to see every part of the soles, heels, and toes.

Go to a podiatrist or a foot doctor at least once or twice a year, whether or not you think you have a foot issue. A comprehensive foot examination will determine the risk factors that may result in foot ulcers or worse, consequent foot amputation.

Wound Care -  what Podiatrists do 
to save your feet

**There are approximately 29 million people with diabetes in the US and it is estimated that 1 in people over the age of 65 have diabetes. Over the next 20 years, it is expected that this problem is only going to get worse. 

When peripheral neuropathy develops,  the  incidence of ulcer formation increases. The 3-year mortality for people with diabetes increases from 13% to 28% with an ulcer. Following a lower extremity amputation, the 5-year mortality increases to 60%. 

Diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation and mortality, and thus, it is very important to prevent them. 

At Family Foot and Leg Center, we offer advanced wound care for your feet and legs. 

Our doctors are well-trained from residency in conservative and advanced wound care options from simple debridement to advance grafting and flap techniques.  

Offices from Collier to Lee to Charlotte Counties,
 give us a call 
AT:  (239) 430 3668 option 2 

or use our patient portal

We keep you walking.

Welcome

We welcome you as a patient to our podiatry practice in Florida. We currently have 8 locations across Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, We are grateful that you have chosen us as your complete foot and lower leg care center.

 Quick access to the best / quality care guaranteed.    No foot / ankle matter too big or too small for our attention.   You and Your Family deserve the best.

advanced healing technologies

At FFLC, we use advanced wound healing technologies to help keep patients out of the hospital and onto healing.

  • Faster recovery time
  • Better results
  • Improved long-term outlook
  • Optimal quality of life

peripheral artery disease

Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) in diabetics, how to save toes, legs and lives.   If you or your loved ones suffers from diabetes, must see us now. 

top medical innovators

Named Amongst America’s Top Podiatrists and top Doctors in SWFL by various publications: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019.

Some doctors are a step above the rest!  Dr. Kevin Lam has established himself as a premier Podiatrist in Naples. Get you on your feet fast...

If you have a foot wound, do not delay.

See us at any of our locations throughout
Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.

Call (239) 430-3668
Schedule 24/7 with a specialist

We use in-office advanced wound healing products from Organogenesis 

PuraPly AM is intended for the management of wounds and as an effective barrier to resist microbial colonization within the ECM and reduce microbes penetrating through the ECM.
PuraPly® is an FDA 510(k)-cleared Class II medical device that is indicated for the management of wounds including: partial- and full-thickness wounds, venous, diabetic, chronic vascular, and pressure ulcers, tunneled/undermined, surgical, trauma, and draining wounds.
Affinity is an aseptically processed, hypothermically stored fresh allograft with viable cells, growth factors/cytokines, and extracellular matrix (ECM).
Apligraf is an FDA-approved, bioengineered living cell therapy indicated for the healing of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
Dermagraft® is an FDA-approved, bioengineered human dermal substitute indicated for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
 

 We help you heal faster without the need of going to a hospital where risk of catching MRSA and COVID -19 may be higher.
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f a hospital or facility surgery is necessary we offer ultrasound debridement, split thickness grafting, full thickness grafting, muscle and vascular flap techniques. 

OUR DOCTORS ARE THE CUTTING EDGE OF WOUND HEALING 
BY THE MOST ADVANCED MEANS AVAILABLE
See why we are the first choice for limb salvage in Florida and the best wound care specialist.

8 locations near you from Naples, FL to Port Charlotte, FL.

We have several locations from Collier, Lee, & Charlotte Counties to serve your foot and ankle needs:

FFLC Naples
730 Goodlette Road, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34102

fflc goodlette naples

FFLC North Naples
840 111th avenue north, Suite #3 Naples, FL 34108

fflc north naples

FFLC Estero
9510 Corkscrew Palms Circle #3, Estero, FL 33928

fflc estero

FFLC Cape coral
530 S.E. 16th place, Suite A
Cape coral, FL 33990


fflc cape coral

FFLC SouthEast Naples / Marco Island

12250 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101, Naples, FL 34113


FFLC Ft. Myers @ International Blvd

6846 International Center BLVD.
Suite B, FT Myers, FL 33912

FFLC @ Colonial Blvd
1645 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907



FFLC Port Charlotte
3161 Harbor Blvd
Suite B
Port Charlotte, 
FL 33952

FFLC Port Charlotte
Dr Isin Mustafa
Dr. John Crist
 
Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Offloading – taking away the pressure by putting pads around the area; surgical options
  • Antibiotics to control infections
  • Wound care – cleaning out the dead tissue to allow the wound to heal
  • Restoration of blood circulation for PAD (peripheral artery disease) – along with vascular specialists
  • Administration of activated collagen
  • Skin flaps, skin grafts, and/or skin substitutes with growth factors to help in healing
  • Tendo-Achilles lengthening
  • Advise patient on proper shoe wear, inspection of feet everyday, medical management of diabetes, proper nutrition
  • Follow-up with a podiatrist at least every 6 months, sooner if you have pre-ulcerative lesions on your feet / lower extremities

**There are approximately 29 million people with diabetes in the US and it is estimated that 25% people over the age of 65 have diabetes. Over the next 20 years, it is expected that this problem is only going to get worse.

The 3-year mortality for people with diabetes increases from 13% to 28% with an ulcer. Following a lower extremity amputation, the 5-year mortality increases to 60%.

Diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation and mortality, and thus, it is very important to prevent them. At Family Foot and Leg Center, we offer advanced wound care for your feet and legs. Our doctors are well trained from residency in conservative and advanced wound care options from simple debridement to advance grafting and flap techniques.

If you have a foot, ankle, leg, knee wound, do not delay.

Schedule an appointment at any of our 8 offices across Lee, Charlotte, and Collier county

Your would healing experts.

Call Today: 239 430 3668 (FOOT)
Self Service # 844-889-1725
Fax: 239 692 9436

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